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California Vascular & Interventional Privacy Policy

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. This notice is from California Vascular & Interventional PC., a professional medical corporation, DBA California Vascular & Interventional, and affiliates (collectively referred to herein as “provider”). By accessing or using our Website (cavascular.com and affiliates “Website”) you indicate that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and agree to be bound by it in its entirety. If you do not understand or have questions about the Privacy Policy, immediately stop all use of the Website and contact us. It is your obligation to review the Privacy Policy before accessing the Website. 

We are committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy applies to Provider’s Website and governs data collection and usage. By using this website, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Collection of your Personal Information: Provider collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Provider also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by this website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of this Website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Provider encourages you to review the Privacy Policy of Websites you choose to link to from the website so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information. Provider is not responsible for the Privacy Policy or other content on any other Websites.

Use of your Personal Information: Provider collects and uses your personal information to operate the Website and deliver the services you have requested. Provider also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Provider and its affiliates. Provider may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. Provider does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Provider may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

 

Provider does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. Provider will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law.

Use of Cookies: The Website uses “cookies" to help Provider personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

 

Security of your Personal Information: Provider secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Provider secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy: Provider will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how Provider is protecting your information.

Our commitment to your privacy, security and our Privacy Policy.

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Personal Information: We do not share e-mail names collected on our site for purposes of permitting other companies to market to you through e-mail. Providing us your e-mail address will not result in your receiving unsolicited commercial e-mail from any third party.

Information From Children. We do not direct our Website to children.

 

Required by Law. In extreme cases, where required by law, we may be forced to release information regarding our customers to permit the investigation of credit card fraud, illegal use of the Internet, or cases of misconduct on our Website.

 

Other Websites. This Privacy Policy only addresses this website and our information gathering practices. To the extent that you disclose personal information to other Websites, you are subject to other Websites’ privacy policies. We encourage you to review a third party Websites’ privacy policies before you disclose any personal information which may be collected by a third party.

We do not share any of this information with outside parties. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. We might use the information you provide to improve our website. However, we absolutely do not use any identifying and aggregate information to share with advertisers.

Our Commitment To Data Security: No person under the age of 18 is allowed to do business with us without parental consent. Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important.

For your privacy, we employ the latest encryption and security to protect you from unauthorized use of the information you are sending to our server.  Although we strive to protect and secure our online communications, and use the security measures detailed in our Privacy Policy to protect your information, please note that no data transmitted over the Internet by Live Chat, e-mail, online form, forums or text can be guaranteed to be completely secure and no security measures are perfect or impenetrable if you so choose these forms of communication.

We take a number of steps to protect the privacy of information about you. We keep information under physical, electronic or procedural controls that comply with or exceed governmental standards. We authorize our employees, agents and contractors to get information about you only when they need it to do their work for us. We require companies working for us to protect information. They agree to use it only to provide the services we ask them to perform for us. We may share information about you with our trusted partners as required or permitted by law. These arrangements give you the opportunity to receive additional products or services. We may also share information about you in other ways, as required or permitted by law. Here are some examples of ways that we share information:

  • To protect against fraud.
  • To respond to a subpoena.
  • To service your account.

You may unsubscribe from any email you receive from us. Links to unsubscribe are found at the bottom of each email we send to you or that is sent on our behalf.

We communicate Privacy Policies in one of two ways:

  • Privacy policy page on this site will be updated.
  • If, in our opinion, a privacy policy change warrants we will notify you by email.

Special Notice for California Residents: In order to comply with California law, the following applies if your account has a California mailing address. We will not share information that we have about you with companies outside of those that we have joint marketing agreements with unless otherwise permitted by law. This Policy applies to current and former consumer customers. The privacy policies posted on our websites apply when you use those sites.

California Vascular & Interventional Medical Privacy Policy

PROVIDER (“PROVIDER”) provides Interventional Radiology and related services. PROVIDER desires to maintain the privacy of health information and desires to provide patients with a notice of its legal duties and privacy practices. PROVIDER will not use or disclose private health information except as described in this notice. “Private Health Information” is information about you which was created or received by PROVIDER and that relates to a past, present or future physical or mental health or condition, or the provision of, or payment for, health care and which could be used to identify the patient.

EXAMPLES OF DISCLOSURES FOR TREATMENT, PAYMENT AND HEALTH OPERATIONS. The following categories describe the ways that PROVIDER may use and disclose private health information without written authorization.

 

Treatment: PROVIDER will use health information in the provision and coordination of healthcare. We may disclose all or any portion of private health information, such as medical reports, to attending physicians and other health care providers who have a need for such information in the care and continued treatment of the patient. PROVIDER also may disclose health information to other people, such as family members, clergy and others who may be involved in the patient’s care.

 

Payment: PROVIDER may release private health information about the patient for the purposes of determining coverage, billing, claims management, private health data processing, and reimbursement. The information may be released to a health plan or health insurer, or a workers compensation or other insurance company responsible for payment of our services, an employer involved in a workers’ compensation program, and a third party payer or other entity (or their authorized representatives) involved in the payment of the patient’s medical bill, and may include copies or excerpts of the private health record which are necessary for payment of the account. For example, a bill sent to a third party payer may include information that identifies the patient, the diagnosis, and the modalities used, and may include a copy of the medical report.

 

Health Care Operations: PROVIDER may use and disclose private health information during routine healthcare operations including, without limitation, utilization review, evaluation of our staff, assessing the quality of care and outcomes in the patient’s case and similar cases, internal auditing, accreditation, certification, licensing or credentialing activities, private health research and educational purposes.

 

Scheduling and Appointment Reminders: PROVIDER may use and disclose private health information obtained when scheduling medical or other healthcare services and when it contacts the patient as a reminder of an appointment for services. PROVIDER may also use and disclose private health information to tell the patient or others of information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services of possible interest to the patient.

 

Business Associates: PROVIDER may use and disclose certain private health information about the patient to business associates. A business associate is an individual or entity under contract with the PROVIDER to perform or assist PROVIDER in a function or activity which necessitates access to, or the use or disclosure of, private health information. Examples of business associates, include, but are not limited to, a copy service used by PROVIDER to copy private health records, consultants, accountants, lawyers, practice management organizations, private health transcriptionists, case managers, marketing and customer service personnel and third-party billing companies. PROVIDER will attempt to require the business associate to protect the confidentiality of private health information.

 

Regulatory Agencies: PROVIDER may disclose private health information to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law, including, but not limited to, licensure, certification, audits, investigations and inspections.

 

Law Enforcement/Litigation: PROVIDER may disclose private health information for law enforcement purposes as required by law or in response to a valid subpoena or court order.

 

Public Health: PROVIDER may disclose private health information to public health or legal authorities charged with preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability. For example, PROVIDER may be required to report the existence of a communicable disease to the Department of Health to protect the health and wellbeing of the general public.

 

Workers Compensation: PROVIDER may release private health information to employers, health care providers, examiners, judges, insurance companies, and others with a need to know, in connection with workers’ compensation or similar programs. These programs provide benefits for work-related injuries or illnesses.

 

Military/Veterans: PROVIDER may disclose private health information as required by military command authorities, if the patient is a member of the armed forces.

 

Required by Law: PROVIDER will disclose private health information about you when required to do so by law including, without limitation, for judicial or administrative proceedings, to report information related to victims of abuse, neglect or violence, to assist law enforcement officials in their law enforcement duties.

 

Coroners, Medical Examiners, Funeral Directors: PROVIDER may release private health information to a coroner or private health examiner. This may be necessary, for example, to identify a deceased person or to determine a cause of death. PROVIDER may also release private health information to funeral directors as necessary to carry out their duties.

 

Other Uses: Any other uses and disclosures will be made only with written authorization.

PATIENT HEALTH INFORMATION RIGHTS: Although all records concerning treatment are the property of PROVIDER you have the following rights concerning private health information. (“CFR” below stands for the Code of Federal Regulations). To exercise any of these rights, please contact us, in writing.

Right to Confidential Communications: You have the right to receive confidential communications of your private health information by alternative means or at alternative locations as provided by 45 CFR § 164.522. For example, you may request that PROVIDER only contact you at work or by mail.

Right to Inspect and Copy: You have the right to inspect and copy your private health information as provided by 45 CFR §164.524.

Right to Amend: You have the right to amend your private health information as provided by 45 CFR §164.526.

Right to an Accounting: You have the right to receive an accounting of disclosures of your private health information as provided by 45 CFR §164.528.

Right to Request Restrictions: You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your private health information as provided by 45 CFR §164.522. PROVIDER may not agree to honor the request.

Right to Receive Copy of this Notice: You have the right to receive a paper copy of this Notice, upon request.

Right to Revoke Authorization: You have the right to revoke your authorization to use or disclose your private health information except to the extent that action has already been taken in reliance on your authorization.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REPORT A PROBLEM: If you have questions and would like additional information, you may contact us by mail. If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with PROVIDER and/or with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with the PROVIDER, please send to: Privacy Officer 8549 Wilshire Blvd # 14157, Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3104. All complaints must be submitted in writing at the above address. There will be no retaliation for filing a complaint.

CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE: PROVIDER will abide by the terms of the Notice of Health Information Practices currently in effect. PROVIDER reserves the right to change the terms of its notice and to make the new notice provisions effective for all protected health information that it maintains. PROVIDER will post any revised Notice (prior to implementation of same).

NOTICE EFFECTIVE DATE: The effective date of the notice is February 6, 2019.

California Vascular & Interventional Medical Privacy Policy

PROVIDER (“PROVIDER”) provides Interventional Radiology and related services. PROVIDER desires to maintain the privacy of health information and desires to provide patients with a notice of its legal duties and privacy practices. PROVIDER will not use or disclose private health information except as described in this notice. “Private Health Information” is information about you which was created or received by PROVIDER and that relates to a past, present or future physical or mental health or condition, or the provision of, or payment for, health care and which could be used to identify the patient.

EXAMPLES OF DISCLOSURES FOR TREATMENT, PAYMENT AND HEALTH OPERATIONS. The following categories describe the ways that PROVIDER may use and disclose private health information without written authorization.

Treatment: PROVIDER will use health information in the provision and coordination of healthcare. We may disclose all or any portion of private health information, such as medical reports, to attending physicians and other health care providers who have a need for such information in the care and continued treatment of the patient. PROVIDER also may disclose health information to other people, such as family members, clergy and others who may be involved in the patient’s care.

Payment: PROVIDER may release private health information about the patient for the purposes of determining coverage, billing, claims management, private health data processing, and reimbursement. The information may be released to a health plan or health insurer, or a workers compensation or other insurance company responsible for payment of our services, an employer involved in a workers’ compensation program, and a third party payer or other entity (or their authorized representatives) involved in the payment of the patient’s medical bill, and may include copies or excerpts of the private health record which are necessary for payment of the account. For example, a bill sent to a third party payer may include information that identifies the patient, the diagnosis, and the modalities used, and may include a copy of the medical report.

Health Care Operations: PROVIDER may use and disclose private health information during routine healthcare operations including, without limitation, utilization review, evaluation of our staff, assessing the quality of care and outcomes in the patient’s case and similar cases, internal auditing, accreditation, certification, licensing or credentialing activities, private health research and educational purposes.

Scheduling and Appointment Reminders: PROVIDER may use and disclose private health information obtained when scheduling medical or other healthcare services and when it contacts the patient as a reminder of an appointment for services. PROVIDER may also use and disclose private health information to tell the patient or others of information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services of possible interest to the patient.

Business Associates: PROVIDER may use and disclose certain private health information about the patient to business associates. A business associate is an individual or entity under contract with the PROVIDER to perform or assist PROVIDER in a function or activity which necessitates access to, or the use or disclosure of, private health information. Examples of business associates, include, but are not limited to, a copy service used by PROVIDER to copy private health records, consultants, accountants, lawyers, practice management organizations, private health transcriptionists, case managers, marketing and customer service personnel and third-party billing companies. PROVIDER will attempt to require the business associate to protect the confidentiality of private health information.

Regulatory Agencies: PROVIDER may disclose private health information to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law, including, but not limited to, licensure, certification, audits, investigations and inspections.

Law Enforcement/Litigation: PROVIDER may disclose private health information for law enforcement purposes as required by law or in response to a valid subpoena or court order.

Public Health: PROVIDER may disclose private health information to public health or legal authorities charged with preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability. For example, PROVIDER may be required to report the existence of a communicable disease to the Department of Health to protect the health and wellbeing of the general public.

Workers Compensation: PROVIDER may release private health information to employers, health care providers, examiners, judges, insurance companies, and others with a need to know, in connection with workers’ compensation or similar programs. These programs provide benefits for work-related injuries or illnesses.

Military/Veterans: PROVIDER may disclose private health information as required by military command authorities, if the patient is a member of the armed forces.

Required by Law: PROVIDER will disclose private health information about you when required to do so by law including, without limitation, for judicial or administrative proceedings, to report information related to victims of abuse, neglect or violence, to assist law enforcement officials in their law enforcement duties.

Coroners, Medical Examiners, Funeral Directors: PROVIDER may release private health information to a coroner or private health examiner. This may be necessary, for example, to identify a deceased person or to determine a cause of death. PROVIDER may also release private health information to funeral directors as necessary to carry out their duties.

Other Uses: Any other uses and disclosures will be made only with written authorization.

PATIENT HEALTH INFORMATION RIGHTS: Although all records concerning treatment are the property of PROVIDER you have the following rights concerning private health information. (“CFR” below stands for the Code of Federal Regulations). To exercise any of these rights, please contact us, in writing.

Right to Confidential Communications: You have the right to receive confidential communications of your private health information by alternative means or at alternative locations as provided by 45 CFR § 164.522. For example, you may request that PROVIDER only contact you at work or by mail.

Right to Inspect and Copy: You have the right to inspect and copy your private health information as provided by 45 CFR §164.524.

Right to Amend: You have the right to amend your private health information as provided by 45 CFR §164.526.

Right to an Accounting: You have the right to receive an accounting of disclosures of your private health information as provided by 45 CFR §164.528.

Right to Request Restrictions: You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your private health information as provided by 45 CFR §164.522. PROVIDER may not agree to honor the request.

Right to Receive Copy of this Notice: You have the right to receive a paper copy of this Notice, upon request.

Right to Revoke Authorization: You have the right to revoke your authorization to use or disclose your private health information except to the extent that action has already been taken in reliance on your authorization.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REPORT A PROBLEM: If you have questions and would like additional information, you may contact us by mail. If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with PROVIDER and/or with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with the PROVIDER, please send to: Privacy Officer 5437 South St # 14157 Lakewood, CA 90712. All complaints must be submitted in writing at the above address. There will be no retaliation for filing a complaint.

CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE: PROVIDER will abide by the terms of the Notice of Health Information Practices currently in effect. PROVIDER reserves the right to change the terms of its notice and to make the new notice provisions effective for all protected health information that it maintains. PROVIDER will post any revised Notice (prior to implementation of same).

NOTICE EFFECTIVE DATE: The effective date of the notice is February 6, 2019.